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the auction block at christie's with about 200 other items worth about $214 million. >> it's one of the most important art deco works that has ever come up for sale. >> just this piece of leather looks like a jackson pollock or unique abstract. >> you can see all the work that was done on it. >> and all the money that was made at this desk. >> that's right. >> from my power cubicle at cnbc, i'm robert frank. >>> i think that desk screams simon hobbs. >> with that ink that just looks dirty where he sat. art deco, yes. dirty area, here, no. surely. you'll sympathize with me, carl. >> heated footrest. >> then your feet will get too hot in the summer. >> it's not heated all the time. you can turn it off. you would presume for that much money it would have an on/off switch. >> the big jobs reports shows 140,000 were created last month. we asked you to tweet us your predictions. right now our team is coming through all of the entries and there with many of them. the winner will receive a picture frame autographed by the "squawk on the street" gang. >> there it is, by the way. we wanted to
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friends there, jeb, and then you have christie. and then could be bush versus clinton again. >> governor, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> honor to be with you. >> right now it's time for "squawk on the street." ♪ >> good tuesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla, jim cramer and david faber. we're live from post 9 at the new york stock exchange. a vacuum here in terms of u.s. economic data. none on top today. we're looking at a flat open across the board. as for europe, movement there. the buyback of greek debt will in fact work. we're seeing just fractions of a percent in terms of changes there. our road map this morning starts with the latest in the fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house promptly rebuffs the gop counterproposal which calls for $800 billion in new tax revenue but without tax rate increases for the wealthy. could this tax issue deadlock the talks? >>> bank of america ceo warns the cliff must get stalled or the economy could be stifled well into 2014. >>> even more dividends pushed into 2012.